Thistle Hotels is continuing its award winning start to 2010 with an outstanding win at the Shine Awards 2010. 

Tara Farnham from Thistle Hotels was one of eleven women who picked up an award at the sixth Shine Awards, which are renowned for recognising women working within the travel, tourism and hospitality sectors, and have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to the industry, their businesses and staff. 

Tara, Executive Assistant to Heiko Figge, Managing Director of Thistle Hotels, won the Young Achiever Award, beating high performing women from right across the UK to scoop the prestigious accolade.  Tara’s award follows Thistle Hotels winning the highly regarded ‘Excellence Through People’ award at the recent HRS.com Hotel Excellence Awards. 

Managing Director of Thistle Hotels, Heiko Figge commented:  “Tara’s award is thoroughly deserved and a real credit to her dedication to meeting and exceeding expectations.  Thistle prides itself on employing the best people in the business and working with them to continuously develop their skills.  Award wins recognise this and our ongoing commitment to investing in people to deliver a warm and welcoming guest experience.”   

The Shine Awards ceremony was attended by some of the most senior representatives of the British travel and tourism industry, including Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MBE MP, Minister for Culture and Tourism.